Installing addons

Brian Morrison bdm at fenrir.org.uk
Tue Nov 24 11:54:02 EST 2009


On Mon, 23 Nov 2009 13:35:22 -0800 (PST)
S89745 <rgs at creasehuggett.co.uk> wrote:

> 
> I would like to used mebeam with pidgin. I have read it should work with
> Ubuntu. I have downloaded the mebeanintegration plugin but do not know where
> to save the contents so that pidgin shows mebean as an available addon.
> 
> How do I install a new plugin?
> 

What have you actually downloaded, is it a package file, or a tarball,
or something else?

A package is normally installed by the distro's package manager,
whereas a tarball needs to be unpacked, configured, compiled and then
installed.

If you tell us what you have we can be more specific.

-- 

Brian Morrison

                "I am not young enough to know everything"
                                                          Oscar Wilde



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